Medicare Savings Programs – Find out if you qualify

From the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and MassHealth: “A new state law in Massachusetts is expanding several Medicare Savings Programs (also known as “MassHealth Buy-In” Programs). These programs help older residents and people living with disabilities save money on their Medicare coverage. On January 1, 2020, more people […]

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Modifying Your Home For Healthy Aging

Research shows that most older adults want to live in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Aging at home brings with it many benefits—both to older adults and the communities in which they live. A longtime home is a place of comfort and memories—and can be a source of connections to family members, neighbors, friends, places of worship, community groups, familiar shops, and health providers. However, most homes were not built to support the mobility, sensory and cognitive changes that often accompany aging. As one ages, everyday tasks such as climbing the stairs, standing up in the shower, getting in and out of the bathtub, and reaching objects in kitchen cabinets or other places in the home can become more difficult.” (From the Eldercare Locator website)

n4a and the Eldercare Locator have partnered with the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on the 2019 Home for the Holidays campaign, which focuses on home modifications. This national public education campaign aims to ensure that older adults and their caregivers are aware of the many services and programs available in communities around the country to support them as they modify their homes for successful aging. (From the n4a website)

For more information please click the following links-

n4a Home Modification webpage

Home Modification Brochure from the website

Eldercare Locator Website

Worcester Senior Center

Free Health Care Planning Ambassador Workshops

Honoring Choices is hosting free Ambassador Workshops – open to all care providers- in Worcester, South Shore, and Western MA. Everyone is welcome! South Shore Oct 24. Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Ambassador Workshop 9:00 am-10:30 am, Season Hospice & Palliative Care, Norwood. Register Here.  Download the Flyer. Worcester & […]

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SHINE

NEWS FROM SHINE FOR JULY/AUGUST 2019

Staying Healthy with No Cost MedicarePreventative Benefits An important goal for Medicare is to help people stay healthy by encouraging prevention.  Medicare provides a number of preventive services.  These services are free whether you have traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, like an HMO. Some of these services include: […]

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Supportive Day - Adult Day Care

Supportive Day – Adult Day Care

Services we Provide: Safe & Stimulating Environment Breakfast, Lunch & Afternoon Snack Exercise Program Social Activities Brain Games Hand Massages/Manicures Respite for Caregiver About Us: Mon, Tues & Wed 9:00-3:00 Transportation available $35 Daily Options available. for income eligible clients Bellingham Senior Center 40 Blackstone St. Bellingham, MA 02019 (508) […]

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Community Legal Aid

Community Legal Aid – Medicare Advocacy Project (MAP)

Community Legal Aid is pleased to (re)introduce the Medicare Advocacy Project (MAP). MAP helps individuals, regardless of age, who may have been wrongfully denied Medicare coverage.  We provide free legal assistance to people on Medicare – regardless of plan type – or to people who have tried, unsuccessfully, to enroll […]

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